The Columbia Chronicle

Proposed minimum wage hike triggers dispute between lawmakers, businesses

Proposed minimum wage hike triggers dispute between lawmakers, businesses

April 24, 2017

The fight for a $15-an-hour minimum wage has made significant progress both nationwide and in Chicago but is now advancing statewide.A recently attached amendment to House Bill 198 by state Rep. Will Guzza...

Party bus shootings don’t need another ordinance

By Editorial Board

April 24, 2017

Three men in a party bus pulled into a Dunkin Donuts parking lot, 6332 N. Broadway, on March 12. Two of them died after a “verbal altercation” resulted in gunfire.Two dead, one injured—the victims are now a part of the growing list of  those injured in party bus altercations that turned deadly. Since 2015, there have been 11 shootings—three fatal—while aboard what has been called a “rolling cemetery.”The alcoh...

Democracy must prevail in DRC

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Managing Editor

November 7, 2016

U.N. human rights experts calling for an end to the ban on political protests in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but DRC police have continued to enforce the ban by strengthening their presenc...

Recall elections of Chicago officials in honor of Laquan McDonald have support, but many doubt the bill will be successful in the Illinois State House.

Recall election procedures requested in honor of Laquan

October 31, 2016

One day before the two-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, legislation written in the 17-year-old’s name was introduced that would permi...

Lincoln Park High School welcomes music donations, CPS budget cuts still sting

According to a 2014 survey by Raise Your Hand Illinois, a coalition of parents who advocate for better public education, 65 percent of Chicago Public Schools do not meet the recommended two hours of arts education per week.

By Contributing Writer

May 9, 2016

A private donation of materials from the NIB Foundation—formerly the classical music radio station WNIB-FM 97.1—has invigorated the music program at Lincoln Park High School, 2001 N. Orchard St., but staff...

The Wind Rises

Miyazaki offers dark twist to outstanding career

March 10, 2014

Traditional animation is becoming unfashionable in the United States. Changing tastes have given rise to computer-generated films like the Oscar-winning “Frozen” in favor of Disney’s near-extin...

Senate reviewing password protection bill

By Tim Shaunnessey

April 30, 2012

It’s standard procedure to give potential employers a phone number or address, but should applicants be forced to give them access to their social networking accounts? House Bill 3782, currently under review by the Illinois Senate, would prevent potential employers from requesting or requiring applicants to divulge their private social networking passwords.The bill would serve as an amendment to the Right to Privacy in the ...

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